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Creator:
Elphinstone, Mountstuart, 1779-1859
Title(s):

An account of the kingdom of Caubul, and its dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India : comprising a view of the Afghaun nation, and a history of the Dooraunee monarchy / by the Hon. Mountstuart Elphinstone.

Published/Created:
London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815.
Physical Description:
xxi, 675 p., [16] leaves of plates ([1] folded) : col. ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS352 .E47 1815+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS352 .E47 1815+ Copy 2 Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
With aquatint engravings. Some aquatints after Lieut. Robert Melville Grindlay.
Printed by A. Strahan, New-Street-Square, London.
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 504
Hiler, H. Bibliography of costume, p. 269
Colas, R. Costume, 960
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in half-calf with marbled boards. Bookplate: Clinton. Copy 2 bound in half black morocco and original (?) brown boards. Includes publisher's advertisements ([4] leaves) tipped in at front.
Subject Terms:
Afghanistan -- Description and travel.
Afghanistan -- History.
Afghanistan -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Clinton -- Bookplate.
Clothing and dress -- Afghanistan.
Costume -- Afghanistan -- Pictorial works.
Kābol (Afghanistan : Province) -- History.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown -- Publisher.
Strahan, A. -- Printer.
Form/Genre:
Publisher's advertisements.
Aquatints -- 1815.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1815.
Contributors:
Grindlay, Robert Melville, ill.
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  • Contents of the plates: The Chaous Baushee in his dress of Office
  • Dooraunee shepherds
  • A Hindkee in the winter dress of Peshawer
  • An Eusofzye
  • An Afghaun of Damaun
  • Tope of Maunikyaula
  • A Dooraunee villager with his arms
  • A Dooraunee gentleman
  • A Taujik in the summer dress of Caubul
  • A Khawtee, Ghiljie in his summer dress
  • A Khojeh of Uzbek Tartary
  • A man of the Tymunee Eimauk
  • A Hazaurch
  • The Umla Baushee in his dress of office
  • Caubul [map]
  • Kingdom of Caubul [map]

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